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A big congrats to Annette, the newest Featured Stamper (FS403) on Splitcoast! She has such a fun, fab gallery and I chose THIS card to case. I really liked the starry background w/ the greeting stamped all around it & the cute little images at the bottom so I kept those. I used different images, different colors and made mine a Halloween card since I needed one more.
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On a black square, I white embossed the starry bg image then die cut a white frame to go on top. The two greetings were stamped around the frame and the little Count Porkula & two jack o’ lanterns were colored & fussy cut. I also added a cut out moon w/ bat and a punched bat fence on top of the starry bg. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Congrats again, Annette! Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week…So Thankful. Create a thanks, Thanksgiving, Give Thanks card. DRS images are not required so head on over and link up!
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Stamps: DRS Designs-  Count PorkulaSmall Bat & Moon, Peculiar Pumpkin PatchStarry BackgroundVertical HalloweenSmell my Feet Greeting (1st line only)
Paper: white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: Copic markers, white embossing powder, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & square dies, bat fence punch (Martha Stewart)


NCC Tommy Turkey cu 04865 Welcome to the North Coast Creations October Release! We have some super cute Thanksgiving & Christmas sets for you this month. 

Prize Information:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.  You have until October 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!  Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on October 27, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
NCC Tommy Turkey 04862 On my first card, I’m using the adorable Tommy Turkey. This little guy just makes me smile 🙂 I know turkeys aren’t usually this colorful but I wanted him all decked out in his Thanksgiving finery. We have a flock of wild turkeys that come through our back yard pretty regularly and I can assure you they are nowhere near as cute & colorful as this little guy. After coloring, I did a little out of the box on the tips of his feathers and sponged a little color around the inside while he was still in the die. I added a rusty brown frame and a few layers behind him. The stamped, die cut leaves and greeting are from Our Daily Bread designs. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations Tommy Turkey, Our Daily Bread designs –  Autumn Tree, Autumn Blessings
Paper:  white, dp (Basic Grey – Pyrus)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink antique linen
Accessories:  Copic markers, ODBD Fall Leaves & Acorns dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Candi dot

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My second card uses the really cute Snowman Family set. Don’t they look like they’re having a great time? After stamping & coloring, I added a little Copic opaque white paint for snow on the tree and ground and also for the clouds. 

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After adding a white die cut frame on top, I white embossed some snowflakes on a piece of blue paper from the ODBD Christian Faith paper collection then attached it underneath my image. The greeting was stamped on a small oval and a stamped, die cut blue snowflake was attached on top. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations – Snowman Family,  Our Daily Bread designs – Sparkling Snowflakes
Paper: Neenah white, ODBD Christian Faith paper collection
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, danube blue, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: ODBD snowflake dies, white embossing powder, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, labels 18, Fancy Framed tags 2 (the greeting oval) dies, large crystal, Copic opaque white paint

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the team blogs for your chance to win! 

 Lisa * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Sandee * 

Amber * Stacy

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs October Release! Don’t you love all the wonderful new images and fabulous dies? So many terrific uses for these! For my card, I used the wonderful God’s Timing set along with the Matting Circles dies and beautiful Blooming Garden collection paper. The clock image was stamped directly onto the paper and die cut with the coordinating Matting Circles dies. Since the greeting was stamped onto textured card stock, I black embossed it to make sure it would show up. Some buttons were also die cut out of the yellow & garden paper along w/ a few of the “sun rays” from the die set. I had a strip of the garden paper left after trimming it, so I used a larger circle die to cut a semi circle around the clock and added it on top of the yellow.

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 Please be sure to visit all of the team for more inspiration!
Grace * Paula * Chris * Lori * Julie * Sandee *

 Cathy * Dawn * Stacy * Wanda * Audrey

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  God’s Timing
Paper:  ODBD Blooming Garden paper collection, yellow textured (DCWV mat stack)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories:    ODBD Matting Circles dies, black embossing powder, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies